A Systems Approach to Crisis Preparedness and Organizational Resilience

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What is a Crisis?

Definition from Colliers World English Dictionary:

1. a time of intense difficulty or danger: the current economic crisis, the monarchy was in crisis

2. a time when a difficult or important decision must be made  the situation has reached crisis point

3. the turning point of a disease when an important change takes place, indicating either recovery or death. ... 

Origin from Online Etymology Dictionary: late Middle English (denoting the turning point of a disease): medical Latin, from Greek κρίν-ειν: to decide. The general sense ‘decisive point’ dates from the early 17th century

[Retrieved January 25, 2011, from Dictionary.com website]

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